Outlook Express Recovery

Disk Doctor's mail Recovery (.dbx) software is used to recover accidentally deleted Outlook Express email messages from any "dbx / mbx" file or to repair damaged *.dbx files.

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This Software Supports

Outlook Express v 4, which shipped with Windows 98, stored messages in *.mbx files.

Outlook Express v 5, which shipped with Windows 98SE, switched to *.dbx files, with a separate file for each mailbox folder.

Outlook Express v 5.50 shipped with Windows 2000

Outlook Express v 5.5 shipped with Windows Me

Outlook Express v 6, which is included with Windows XP, also stores messages in *.dbx files.

Recovery Capabilities

Disk Doctors Email Recovery Software repairs damaged *.dbx files and recovers *.eml files in the selected destination folder as an output once recovery process is over, which simply can be imported by drag and drop function to a new folder in Outlook Express.

Disk Doctors Outlook Express Email Recovery (.dbx) recovers emails after:

  • Files corruption due to “Compact File or Compact All Folders” option usage.
  • Most Common Cause: Antivirus trying to scan incoming & outgoing emails sometime causes data corruption to *.dbx files.
  • Huge number of outlook express emails in Inbox or Sent Folders sometime causes data corruption to the respective .dbx files.
  • Accidental deletion of email or permanent deletion of emails from deleted items folders in outlook express.

Note: Microsoft Outlook Express is a trademark, or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


  • This tool support *.dbx & *.mbx file formats
  • Supports Microsoft Outlook Express 4.0, 5.0, 5.01, 5.5, 6.0
  • New Astute-Scan™ technology to locate and recover emails even when the archive file is having intensive damages.
  • Recovers complete email header which provides lot of valuable information apart from “From, To & Subject”.
  • Enhanced search option for locating *.dbx files.
  • Opens recovered messages (*.eml files) directly in Outlook Express.
  • Destination path for recovering messages in *.eml file format could be any (including network) disk visible by the host operating system.
  • Provides new enhanced intuitive interface.
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, XP, 2000, 2003

Please note OE compact option reduces the size of .dbx file by removing unused data and further deleted emails are also wiped off inside the .dbx email archive. Disk Doctors Email Recovery software will recover emails from such files which has been corrupted at the time of performing compact operation. Deleted emails lost due to compact operation are lost forever and recovery of such emails is not possible.


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